Thursday, February 01, 2007

A New Strength Coach is Hired -- Everyone Can Relax Now

The following is an item that appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"New Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has added another former associate to his coaching staff, hiring long-time NFL strength coach Garrett Giemont to be the team's new conditioning coordinator. Giemont, 49, was the strength coach in Tampa Bay in 2003 and 2004 when Tomlin was the Buccaneers' secondary coach.

Previously, he worked eight seasons with the Oakland Raiders (1995-2002), where he was named the NFL's strength and conditioning coach of the year in 2002. He was also strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Rams from 1983-1991 and was director of physical development for the Chicago Cubs from 1992-94.

Giemont, a native of Fullerton, Calif., replaces Chet Fuhrman, who was told he was not being retained by Tomlin. Fuhrman was the last remaining member of Bill Cowher's original staff in 1992 and was the NFL's strength coach of the year in 2005.

Giemont is the fifth new assistant coach who has previously worked with Tomlin, joining offensive line coach Larry Zierlein, wide receivers coach Randy Fichtner, running backs coach Kirby Wilson and assistant special teams coach Amos Jones



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